# MATLAB looping question

Hi guys, sorry if i didn't follow the template but its more of a quick query than proper laid out question, but it is part of my coursework...anyway here goes;

I'm having a bit of trouble with an m-file in matlab, i posted earlier but i appreciate that post was too vague for a response.

basically i have an m-file which goes like this

function [y]=logmap(lam, x)
%calculate population size, y, next year using:
%lam: effective growth rate of population (between 0-4)
x: current size of population
using the logistic mapping formula

y=lam*x*(1-x)

but what I really need is for it to loop, so that y goes back in to it as the x value and then just keeps repeating it.
does anyone know the commands to make it do this, the "for" and "while" loops don't seem to have the right inputs for the situation, also i need to define a value, n, which is the amount of times i want it to loop.

can someone please give me a hand?
thanks
elliottmarter

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Code:
function [y]=logmap(lam, x)
%calculate population size, y, next year using:
%lam: effective growth rate of population (between 0-4)
x: current size of population
using the logistic mapping formula

% Number of loops
n = 100;

% Loop n times
for ii = 1:n
x = lam*x*(1-x)
end

y = x;
end
Let me know if this helps

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this worked fine, but i managed a different solution before i saw your post, thanks all the same BerryBoy :)